Um, but what does it do? Well, the tea leaves in the bag will provide nutrition to the soil. Because they contain tannin and other nutrients, they serve as a natural fertiliser. The bag itself is usually made out of fibres from the abaca plant, a type of banana tree. The bag and its content will dissolve into the soil and provide a healthy environment for flowers and plants to grow in.
Another advantage of burying a tea bag is that it keeps vermin at a distance. You could also use a little ground coffee to keep pests at bay. Bury a tea bag and vermin won’t get close to your precious flowers and plants. The smell chases away any animal that would otherwise like to take a nibble from your plants.
If you would like to know what other perks a buried tea bag has, go on to the next page. We’ll also show you a helpful video on page two.